Biochemistry and Microbiology

Nelson and a grad student

Mobilizing a cellular army

Brad Nelson's research that uses our own immune systems to battle cancer is heading for clinical trials. His team includes UVic biochemistry and microbiology students.

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Students in a lab

Find your fit

Gain the skills needed in biotechnology and the biomedical sciences. Many undergraduate students use biochemistry and microbiology programs to qualify for medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

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Terry Pearson

A single drop of blood

A team of faculty and student researchers led by biochemists Terry Pearson (pictured) and Leigh Anderson is poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics with a new method involving just one drop of blood.

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Students working for the BC Cancer Agency

Hands-on learning

Our students get opportunities to work with renown research centres and organizations, such as the BC Cancer Agency, STEMCELL Technologies and the Genome BC Proteomics Centre.

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Interested in the molecular basis of life?

Our undergraduate programs combine biochemistry and microbiology—the two disciplines central to molecular biology and biotechnology.

We offer courses that emphasize modern laboratory techniques taught by award winning teachers. Our honours programs offer you the opportunity to study with world renowned researchers.

Or perhaps you are looking for graduate research opportunities. Graduate students study with our researchers on projects to improve human health and the environment.

New to biochemistry?

Check out BIOC 102: Biochemistry & Human Health.